SA Business delegation arrives in UAE for Gulfood Exhibition

The South African business delegation that will be taking part in the Gulfood Exhibition has arrived in Dubai, United Arab Emirate to showcase and promote their products in the long-week exhibition scheduled to take from tomorrow to 21 February 2019.  Gulfood has been hailed as the leading food and beverage exhibition in the Gulf region bringing together exporters, importers, distributors, retailers, wholesalers, food producers and restaurateurs from more than a hundred countries. The exhibition draws about 5 000 exhibitors and more than 100 000 visitors from 120 countries annually

Speaking ahead of the official opening in Dubai, the owner of the Cape Town based Art of Taste the House of Amir, Mr Leonard Arangies, said his range of grape and rooibos tea infusion was previously available in the UAE market and sold in most hotels before their contract with their distributor ran out.

“We are here again to remarket the brand, but this time around we are looking for a big distributor with more reach. We are hoping to meet with Bidfood people and also other companies who are into the value-chain of agro-processing from retail, events, corporate gifts and online shopping,” said Arangies.

The Commercial Manager of Africa Rhodes Food Group, Mr Quentin Stanfliet said their aim for Gulfood is to exhibit their range of products to the globe, existing and potential customers.
“Some of the companies that we will meet are coming from Mozambique, Ghana, Kenya and these meetings are to continue building and looking for opportunities within Africa and to establish South Africa as a world class manufacturing hub for agro-processing,” said Stanfliet.

Africa Rhodes Food Group currently offers convenience meals solutions in South Africa and Swaziland. The company manufactures canned fruit and meat, juice, baby food, as well as fresh and frozen meals.

The programme for Gulfood will include workshops and business-to-business meetings.

Sidwell Medupe-Departmental Spokesperson
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Issued by: The Department of Trade and Industry
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